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Beaver women’s soccer falls to Pacific University

Duane Knapp
McKenna Martinez (left) and Stanford’s Amy Sayer (right) face off in a match at Paul Lorenz Field on October 23rd 2022. Martinez scored a goal Oregon State’s 3-2 win over UC Irvine.

The Oregon State women’s soccer fell 3-1 against the Pacific Tigers on Thursday night at Paul Lorenz Field. 

This is the second-ever meeting between the two schools, the first one being last year in the 2022 season, where the Beavers earned a 1-1 draw against the Tigers. 

Forward Regan Berg started the Beavers’ aggression off early in the third minute, pushing the ball into Pacifics’ box, but could not convert on her shot attempt.

The action was kept towards the mid-field and Pacific side goal early, with four shots coming in on the Oregon State side and zero for Pacific in the 16th minute.

In the 40th minute, junior forward McKenna Martinez scored the Beavers’ only goal in the first half with an assist from graduate defender Helena Brown.

The match was favored for the Beavs through the first half as they put up 12 shots, two saves, five corner kicks, and only three fouls in the first 45 minutes.

Pacific had a slow first half as they only had three shots, four saves, two corner kicks, and 11 fouls.

The Beavers controlled possession 52 percent of the time in the first half, as they had 39 percent of their possession in Pacific’s goal box. 

Early in the second half, Pacific was controlling the pace, putting up four shots in the first nine minutes. The Tigers held Oregon State to zero shots in the first ten minutes of the second half.

In the 72nd minute of play, Pacific scored their first goal of the game as midfielder Alexis Pashales scored a goal to tie the game 1-1.

Two minutes later, Pashales put in another goal for Pacific to make the score 2-1 to give Pacific the lead over the Beavers. 

In the 77th minute, Oregon State defender Juju Barker fell down, committing a handball penalty. Pacific midfielder Jaida Nyby capitalized off the mistake from Barker, converting the penalty kick to put Pacific up 3-1.

Pacific controlled the second half well, as they had an 11-8 shot advantage, a 3-0 goal advantage, and a 5-3 corner kick advantage over the Beavers to secure the win.

The Beavers record falls to 2-2 with their loss to Pacific University.  

Up next, Oregon State women’s soccer has a home game against the University of Portland Pilots scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday at Paul Lorenz Field. 

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